Top 10 Pokemon that Don't Look Like Their Type

You know those Pokemon you think are a certain type and then you look it up and you realized you were wrong? Yeah, those. We can argue they should've been a different type, the type we thought they were.

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I thought mega Gyarados was part dragon and believe me, I was extremely disappointed and baffled to learn that its part dark instead. (I never used mega Gyrados, I just assumed.)

I like dark types, but for Gyarados? How? - Ruee

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4CharizardCharizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Same as Gyarados, they both look like dragons - Neonco31

5LucarioLucario is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Lucario first appeared as a central character in the film Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, and later appeared in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and subsequent sequels, also appearing more.

Yeah, definitely. I assumed Lucario was a psychic type what with it's aura abilities. I was surprised to find out it was actually a dual steel (huh? ) and fighting type. - eventer51314


It's normal/fairy instead of water/fairy like its evolutions? Why though? Can someone explain? - Ruee


Very often when I am playing the game I forget this thing isn't part bug. I always thought Drapion was a bug type. It took a while to unlearn when fighting against it. It's weird. - Ruee


Palkia and Lugia need to switch types. - Brobusky


The irony of these two is that people first thought they were part dark and avoided using psychic moves, but in reality, they are 4x weak to Psychic... - Ruee


I don't get why the Midnight form doesn't have the Dark type. On the bright side, no double super effective damage from the opposing Pokemon that has a type advantage over Lycanroc. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Midnight form Lycanroc is a pokemon that would perfectly suit the part dark typing...but they didn't do it. Why? It's a werewolf! That should scream dark type? Is it because you couldn't figure out a second type for the Midday form? Meh... Still a missed opportunity - Ruee

It perfectly suits the Dark type. It doesn't even look like a rock type at all.

The Newcomers


Looks like a fighting type, described like a fighting type, has moves that CLEARLY makes it seem like it really wants to be fighting type but we can live with 4 fire/fighting type starters so they used the heel wrestler concept to make him dark type. - Ruee

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The Contenders


They made her an ice Pokemon because she isn't hot. - NikBrusk


Okay apparently Decidueye's ghost typing makes perfect sense. Owls have a lot of lore when it comes to being associated with death, ghosts, and spirits. It was still unexpected that it was part ghost. Though I appreciate that Gamefreak is starting to do more with real life mythology and lore with the starters. - Ruee

Considering that no one expected Rowlet's final evolution to be part ghost, I'm adding it on here. Serious how the crap is it ghost? Ghost is my favorite typing and I'm not complaining, but - Ruee

14Alolan Exeggutor

I put the original Exeggutor and the Alolan separate because they are slightly different about looking like their type. But Alolan more baffling. It's hilarious that its part dragon but how does that even work...? - Ruee

19Mr. Mime

Psychic made sense to me but ever since gen 6, I can never understand why they made Mr. Mime a fairy type. - Ruee

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